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Bishop Mayer visits St. Elisabeth/Christ the King

Bishop Mayer visited St. Elisabeth and Christ the King on the Second Sunday after Epiphany, January 19, 2020. He preached and celebrated. There was a luncheon after the service.   See more photos in the diocesan Flickr Gallery In his sermon, he said, “The word “epiphany” means manifest, show forth, reveal, make known. For example, Jesus is an epiphany of God, as He makes God known.  He reveals God. No less true, Jesus is an epiphany of humanity, as He…

Bishop Mayer visits All Saints’

Bishop Scott Mayer visited All Saints’ Fort Worth on Sunday, January 12, 2020, the First Sunday after the Epiphany and Feast of the Baptism of Jesus Christ. The Rev. Christopher Jambor, rector, baptized and the bishop anointed Patrick Gordon Teas Ferchill, Leighton Grace Watt, Saylor Rue Fowler, Elizabeth Kelly McCarty, Maudie Mae McCarty, Theodore Kent McCarty, Ian David Hobgood, and McKenna Alyse Hobgood. The bishop confirmed Harrison John Hobgood, Jeremy Phillip Janssen, Laura Jean Janssen, Edward Jones Phillips VI, Sue…

Register now for MLK Day of Service

The Martin Luther King Day of Service, sponsored by Tarrant Churches Together, will be from 8 am to noon on Monday, January 20, 2020, beginning at the Baker Chapel AME Church, 1050 E. Humbolt St, Fort Worth, TX 76104. There will be a contintental breakfast at 8:15 am. Estrus Tucker, well-known speaker and facilitator, will be the keynote speaker at the 9 am interfaith kick off. Click here for more information and to register. TCT has announced new service opportunities,…

Bishop Scott Mayer: Be the light that defeats the darkness

Bishop Scott Mayer issued this statement in the wake of the Sunday shooting at the West Freeway Church of Christ in White Settlement, and the stabbings at a Saturday Hanukkah service in the state of New York. ———————————————————— On December 29, the First Sunday after Christmas and the Fifth Day of the Christmas Season, Episcopalians heard the Gospel according to John: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in…

Deacon Henry Penner died December 20; service set for January 11

The Rev. Henry Andrews Penner, 73, a deacon of our diocese, died on Friday, December 20, 2019, of complications from a rare disease. He is survived by his loving wife of 23 years, Rhonda Penner; their daughter, Elizabeth Penner; his step-son, Jeff Stallings, his wife and 2 grandchildren; his step-daughter Stephanie Nicholson, her husband, their 2 granddaughters and 2 great granddaughters. He also is survived by his eldest brother Talbot Penner, his wife and 2 nephews; cousin Dan Talbot and…

Year-end giving can honor loved ones

Many of us are in the midst of considering our year-end giving. Making a donation to a specific ministry or to the general fund of the diocese is a nice way to honor someone or their memory.  There are several ways to give. An unrestricted donation, which allows the diocese the greatest flexibility to provide resources needed to grow and strengthen congregations and encourage and develop leaders for ministry. A gift to a specific ministry, organization, or group, such as…

Join us for Christmas!

We invite you to visit one of the congregations of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth as we celebrate the arrival of the Christ Child. All are welcome at worship. God loved us so completely that God became like us. God deeply loves us all, no exceptions.  May you experience God’s abiding love for you this Christmas. The complete list of worship services is below the videos. Watch our presiding bishop’s Christmas message. Watch Bishop Scott Mayer’s Advent and Christmas message.…

Texas Supreme Court hears oral arguments

The Supreme Court of Texas heard oral arguments on Thursday, December 5, 2019. Both sides had 20 minutes to present their arguments and answer questions from the justices. We anticipate an opinion to be issued sometime between March 2020 and the end of June 2020. “I am grateful for the presence of those who traveled to Austin to be present for today’s hearing,” said Bishop Scott Mayer. “Now we await the deliberations of the justices. As we do so, let…

All Saints’ Christmas Concert December 15

All are invited to a Christmas Concert at 5 pm, Sunday, December 15, at All Saints’ Episcopal Church, 5001 Crestline Road, Fort Worth. The All Saints’ Choir, led by organist and choirmaster Clive Driskill-Smith, will present a beautiful program of Christmas music with choir, strings and organ. The program will include Corelli’s Christmas Concerto, and stunning arrangements of Ding dong! merrily on high and O holy night.  Driskill-Smith will put the five manual Garland pipe organ through its paces with…

How to watch the oral arguments via video

Oral arguments before the Supreme Court of Texas are live streamed. Oral arguments in our case will be heard at 9 am Thursday, December 5, 2019. To watch the live stream of the arguments Thursday morning, go to this link.  In the left hand menu, click on “Oral Arguments,” underlined in the photo below. That will take you to this page.   Once there, in the center of the page under Video Recordings, click on the link (underlined in the…

Allison Liles on slate for bishop in Alabama

Updated January 19, 2020 The Rev. Dr. Glenda Curry was elected bishop coadjutor to become the twelfth diocesan bishop at the electing convention held on January 18, 2020, at the Cathedral Church of the Advent in Birmingham. Curry is the first woman elected bishop in the Diocese of Alabama. She will succeed the Rt. Rev. John McKee Sloan upon his retirement at the end of 2020. —————- The Rev. Allisoin Sandlin Liles is on the slate of candidates for election…

Bishop Mayer visits St. Andrew’s, Fort Worth

Bishop Scott Mayer visited St. Andew’s Fort Worth, worshiping in Good Shepherd Chapel at University Christian Church, on Sunday, November 24, 2019.   He opened his sermon by remarking on their patronal Feast Day and the history of the St. Andrew’s: “On March 17, 1875, the Bishop of Northern Texas, the Rt. Rev. Alexander C Garrett, established a mission church in Fort Worth.   St Andrew’s Day is typically celebrated on November 30th,  but we are jumping ahead a little (which…

Four women ordained transitional deacons

Lainie Acridge Allen, Corrie Maddon Cabes, Leslie Joan Guinn, and Mary Madeleine Hill were ordained to the transitional diaconate on Saturday, November 23, 2019, at All Saints’, Fort Worth, by Bishop Scott Mayer. The church was packed full as people from all the various congregations who raised them up and where they served came to take part in the happy day. Bishop Wallis Ohl, former provisional bishop of the diocese, took part as the godfather of Corrie Cabes. His wife…

Texas Supreme Court will hold oral argument December 5

The Supreme Court of Texas will hold oral arguments in our case on December 5, 2019, in Austin. Bishop Scott Mayer has invited Episcopalians to pray for the best outcome in our case in the weeks leading up and during the oral arguments. Unless otherwise noted, the information below is from the website of the Supreme Court of Texas. “The Supreme Court normally holds oral arguments once a month on three consecutive days. On each day that oral arguments are…

Lynching memorial soil collection opportunity for reconciliation

Mark your calendar for Wednesday, December 11, at the corner of NE 12th Street and Samuels Avenue. Here’s why. On November 9, at the 2019 Diocesan Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth, Bishop Eugene Sutton of Maryland challenged Episcopalians to step up to the work of racial reconciliation and reparations. In his address on November 8, Bishop Scott Mayer said, “ I believe we are moving from understanding ourselves as “going to church”  to understanding ourselves as “being…